Charcoal comeback

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rondar, May 27, 2011.

  1. rondar

    rondar Fire Starter

    Is charcoal on the comeback for grillers? I`ve noticed more sales on kingsford (my choice)  with sales on charcoal grills/smokers.I`m a charcoal guy 100%,I`ve seen this new fangled infared grill.Now theres a three way battle for grillers to argue aboot fastest and better flavor.I don`t care how long it takes charcoal to light in my chimney,the taste of whatever I`m cooking is worth it the wait.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Charcoal guy here too!
     
  3. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Me too.
     
  4. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I think lump is the new big thing .Charcoal been around the south forever.[​IMG]
     
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  6. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    You just don't understand charcoal has been around the south for ever.Just recently they want 100% natural no binders no B.S.Why would i cook a all free range or minimally processed piece of meat with glue wood.I don't think you should sniff glue or cook with glue.Their are more lumps than ever. 
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Charcoal burner here also. 
     
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Which company sells no binder briquettes? I looked around on google and only found The WHIZ testing 3 kinds of "all natural" that does contain starch as a binder and the kingsford uses starch and borax.

     Here's the test...http://www.nakedwhiz.com/productreviews/kingsfordcompetition/kingsfordcompetition.htm  

    Have a great day!!

      Craig
     
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    You need to reread my first post comercial available100% natural lump is the new thing.Briquettes have binders and fillers to hold them together.That the old school way of sub par scrap wood disposal it was on the history channel at kings ford.Lump takes larger wood so more heart of the wood .Less scrap wood or bark and fillers and binders.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  10. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Borax is a 115 year old soap. Who wants to cook with soap.
     
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    >>>You need to reread my first post comercial available100% natural lump is the new thing.  

    Sorry I didn't see that on your first post...  #4.

    The only crappy lump I have ever seen was cowboy and it wasn't all that bad.

    >>>>"That the old school way of sub par scrap wood disposal it was on the history channel" ....Wasn't that "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel        ?????

      Have a great day!!

      Craig

       ...wasnt that
     
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    No i am a history channel junky .Not sure if it was on wood or charcoal or Q.Ihave acess to 4 or 5 lumps.
     
  13. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    I have used Kingsford forever.I just recently started using lump.I prefer lump myself.I use royal oak.A buddy of mine use's some brand from sams club,I forget the name but says he gets it for $14 for 40lbs.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  14. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Gentlemen, you are both right in one aspect.  Hold on, the earth is still trembling at this discovery.  There was an episode on History Channel about how it's made and also on Dirty jobs where our hero visited a very backwoods area and did everything from cleaning to sewing the lump into bags.  Both episodes were very enlightening.

    Hey, let's all have a great weekend and go smoke something.

    ~Dave

     


     
  15. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Craig i like a open debate about anything.Was raised no blood no foul and your not mad till you a ready to bare knuckle box.Did not mean to sound hostile.
     
  16. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I like charcoal, prefer lump but the only lump I can find is Cowboy!  I don't like Cowboy and here is why...I open a bag of Cowboy lump charcoal and I find floor boards...that's right, old floor boards, which are normally treated with some type of chemicals.

    I have a question for the group....I live in Central Virginia (just South of Richmond), does anyone know where I can find some Royal Oak lump?
     
  17. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    WalMart.
     
  18. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WalMart is where I found it too.  I also walked into Kmart the other day and saw they had two kinds of RO lump.  I forget what the other was but they had the RO from the USA.
     
  19. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Dang!  That's what I was afraid of.  I HATE Wal-Mart and refuse to shop there[​IMG].  I guess I'll ask my babydoll to pick some up for me on her next run.

     
     
  20. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Charcoal here to.

    Use R Oak, BGE, AFIRE Coconut lump, Special Blend, Ozark lump and Wicked Good weekend warrior lump.
     

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